Mar 21, 2009

  • Last updated on March 26, 2009 at 2:06 pm
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DH: "Incase you get cold feet socks", some "groom" boxers from davids bridal, a b-pic book and some cufflinks with his logo on them (from etsy seller: bellamodartist)
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My daddy: A hanky & a picture frame with an 8 x 10 engagement picture
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My Mom: A hanky & a picture frame with an 8 x 10 engagement picture
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Monogramed tote bag (3 for $5 at walmart) I had my DH embroider their initial on them, a monogramed koozie from (, a makeup bag, photo album, a personalized initial and frame that I made, $1 damask flip flops from the Dollar Tree and $1 notebook from Michaels.
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Flasks, engraved pocket knife, hat, and a bottle of crown
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Same thing for the best man, with a watch
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  • Last updated on March 26, 2009 at 1:18 pm
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My DH's boss takes pictures on the side as a hobby, he offered to take our engagement pictures & wedding pictures free of charge. He gave us over 200 unedited pictures on a disk and since DH is a graphic designer he will edit our pictures in photoshop

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Edited by theprincessbride

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edited by H.Smith

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edited by my DH

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  • Last updated on March 5, 2009 at 2:49 am
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  • Last updated on March 1, 2009 at 8:55 am
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How I dyed my petticoat/crinoline:
I had to come up with another way to dye mine since I live in apts and (1) we dont have hot water in the washing machine (2) I cannot stop the wash cycle to let it soak

Your petticoat
Bucket that you can throw away afterwards
Stirring utensil that you can throw away afterwards
HOT water
Rubber gloves

Step 1: Wash in washing machine & let it air dry over night
Step 2: Fill a bucket (that you can throw away afterwards) 1/3 of the way full with HOT water
Step 3: Dip the petticoat into the clear, hot water before hand, take it out and sit it to the side (or in the sink)
Step 4: Pour half the bottle (or power) in the bucket of hot water, mix with a utensil that you dont mind throwing away later
Step 5: Put your rubber gloves on and drop the petticoat into the bucket and mix it (with your hands) around so that the whole petticoat is evenly coated
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Step 6: Let the petticoat soak, stir occasionally. After about 30-45 mins, lift the petticoat up to uncrinkle it and drop it back in
Step 7: Rinse the petticoat off in the sink (start with hot water, gradually cooling off to cool water) until the water runs clear
Step 8: Wash in washing machine
Step 9: Hang to air dry


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  • Last updated on February 9, 2009 at 6:12 am
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                                header.jpg picture by cashby

After an amazing and unforgetable summer together, we got engaged on October 19, 2007. We were planning a black and white wedding with red accents but after discovering PW, it became all about damask! Our colors changed to black and red with damask accents :) We only had a budget of $5,000 so it was interesting, stressful and insightful. I definately became a DIY bride with the help of you lovely ladies. We pulled it off though and everything came together beautifully.

We were married on March 21, 2009 in West, Texas. I am so happy to finally be married to the love of my life and I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with him!

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  • Last updated on January 26, 2009 at 8:53 am
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Flowergirl Dress- size 8
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Red glitter girls shoes, size 13
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Red basket
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Size 8.5 Brand New

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10 ceramic rose vases (8 x 11.5 paper for reference)

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78 white organza bags

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Cake serving set with red rhinestones
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Silk bouquet (minus the pearls & 'M')

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damask card box
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